DON’T BE FOOLISH

MUSINGSJune 22 2018

DON’T BE FOOLISH

James 4:1-4
What causes fights and quarrels among you? Aren’t they caused by the selfish desires that fight to control you? You want what you don’t have, so you commit murder. You’re determined to have things, but you can’t get what you want. You quarrel and fight.

You don’t have the things you want, because you don’t pray for them. When you pray for things, you don’t get them because you want them for the wrong reason–for your own pleasure. You unfaithful people!

Don’t you know that love for this evil world is hatred toward God? Whoever wants to be a friend of this world is an enemy of God.

The LORD God is not a genie in a lamp. He’s not a wishing-well. He’s not your personal shopper.

God hears and answers our prayers. However, read the fine print. In 1 John 5:14-15 it says, “We are confident that God listens to us if we ask for anything that has his approval. We know that he listens to our requests. So we know that we already have what we ask him for.”

Look again at Ephesians 5:15-17, “So then, be very careful how you live. Don’t live like foolish people but like wise people. Make the most of your opportunities because these are evil days. So don’t be foolish, but understand what the Lord wants.”

When your will aligns with His, he will grant your every request.

But don’t expect God to bend His will to yours.

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